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Yeah and I'm the Mayor of Mullberry Street!
sol from Brooklyn NY USA
4 December 2012
**SPOILERS**** On the run from to streets of San Francisco to the
crowded tenements of lower Manhattan wanted for the murder of this
smiling security guard, his words not mine, career criminal Steve
Lollo,Jack Warden, ends holding hostage or being held hostage, they
seem to take turns, himself by this self proclaimed "King of Venus"
character young Mickey McDavoran, Michael McGreevey, in his personal
world or hiding place on a rooftop water tower.
While together both end up getting very friendly with Mickey obviously
suffering from a case of Stockholm Syndrome and Lollo from what seems
like loneliness. Both weirdos seem to click together for entirely
different reasons. Lollo needs a place to chill or hide out and Mickey
needs a father figure. But as expected in this "Naked City"
psychological study like episodes with the very in touch with his inner
feelings Detective Adam Flint, Paul Burke, doing the investigating as
well as explaining the end will in fact balance things out: For the
cause of ultimate & universal justice!
Jack Warden does a good job trying to keep a straight face throughout
the episode and not cracking up during his scenes with young Mickey who
seems to be suffering for some kind of strong and powerful mind
altering, LSD for example, drug that makes him sound and at time look
like he's completely nuts. Mickey's widowed mom Mrs. McGreevey, Barbara
Baxley, also realizes that her son is a bit off the wall but for
totally different reasons. She thinks he's a thief, that's when he gave
her $50.00 that Lollo gave him for hiding him, not a mentally
***SPOILER*** Sad ending but it had to come with Mickey freaking out
when his now adopted daddy Steve Lollo tells him he'll have to leave
with the cops quickly closing in on him. And then a terribly distraught
and heart-broken Mickey feeling him being abandoned and left alone
blows Lollo's cover by going wacko thus alerting the police in the
area. What did the crazy and not too on the ball kid think? That his
good friend and surrogate dad, who besides being well read in the works
of Spinoza & Schopenhauer as well as Jack London, who's a great tap
dancer and tremendous ex-baseball player the wanted on the loose
murderer Steve Lollo will stay with him forever in that God forsaken
water tower! Without anyone,including the cops,not noticing him?
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